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Eating Plan 1 Healthy Eating Plan Keyatta Marshall June 21, 2009
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Eating Plan 2 Healthy Eating Plan Eating healthy may seem like an easy thing to accomplish, but in all actuality it is very difficult. About 61% of adult Americans are either considered overweight or obese, according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CSPI). The food people eat is the basic fuel needed for everyday living. However, the amount of unhealthy fuel we consume is astonishing. There are several factors that prevent people from having a healthy diet; for example, snacking on the run, eating late night meals or just general unhealthy food preferences. I have found it more frustrating trying to maintain a healthy diet than just splurging on my favorite foods. Having a child, a job and school make eating healthy seem impossible. Creating a healthy eating plan can assist me and others by helping choose healthier nutrient rich foods, such as spinach or whole grains, to implement in daily life activities. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, the leading cause of death among Americans is unhealthy eating habits (CSPI). The unhealthy diet leads to chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Unhealthy diets lack the nutrients needed to stay healthy. Nutrients provide energy and help regulate the body process. A healthy eating plan can help people pick and choose the proper nutrient rich foods needed for a healthy diet. The plan is a personal diet guideline that can be used day to day to help regulate food intake. The plan would follow the recommendations of the Food Pyramid, suggesting how much of each food group should be consumed daily and also the calorie intake. Following the plan daily could possibly reduce the risk being overweight and obese, thus reducing the risk of becoming a diabetic or suffering from heart disease. The healthy eating plan is not a strict step by step guide telling people what to eat but merely to help have better eating habits. Having a healthy eating plan can lead to a healthy diet which in turn can lead to healthy life.
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2010 for the course SCI 241 AAHSM taught by Professor Michelledavis during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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